Lighter Side

Looking at the Lighter Side



Patch Adams, the doctor, uses it and the Reader’s Digest has a special section for it. Therefore, it must be something special and beneficial to humanity.


Humor is indeed the best medicine.


Look at joke books, comedy bars and sitcoms; they are enjoying brisk business. People pay good money to listen, watch, or read these just to make you temporarily escape your current situation by laughing so hard.


Rather than be bothered of the gloom of what has been happening and have the demeanor of a wrinkled paper bag, it is better to just laugh and focus on the great things. Laughing clears the mind while anger and brooding causes clouded vision.


Thank God for great comedians. My all time favorite is Woody Allen. Now this one person gives you the in-your-face bluntness that he pulls out with gusto, even without even trying. You can talk just about anything with a man, and he is bound to mock the subject and you will end up laughing rather than being upset about it.


Woody Allen has this to say about things in life:


  • "Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons."

I thoroughly agree with him. Money is a tool in exchange for something that you want. More importantly, money will allow you to extend help to others. It is better to do this from a position of strength than join the ranks of the poor.


  • "I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government." 'Nuff said.


  • "There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?"


Many of us abhor the insurance salesperson, thinking it is such a waste of time to talk about death. Have you spent an hour with the representatives of the IRS? What could be worse?


Rather than worry about the bleak picture and the problems of the world, enjoy life! There will always be someone bound to discover the solutions to your problems.


  • "Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she'd come in and sink my boats." I never had a boat in my bathtub before. Just staring at it, while soaking in hot water, makes me seasick already.


  • "I am not afraid of death. I just don't want to be there when it happens." If it rains, it pours.


  • "I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose." It could get worse when you are guzzling on beer… or mouthwash, and it happened to me once!


  • "If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans." At least he does not strike us with lightning, and I'm thankful for that.


And despite of what may happen to all of us in the next ten, twenty, or even thirty years, I guess we all have to see things in a different kind of light and not just perspective.


I cannot seem to imagine life without any piece of wisdom that could guide us. Whether we are religious or not, it takes more courage to accept your fears and learn how to deal with them. This is a better option than just getting along.


To sum things up, here is the last nugget of wisdom to go by… however, whenever, and wherever we may be.


  • "The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have."